Lingmerth wins the Memorial Tournament in sudden-death playoff

David Lingmerth
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For the first time in his career, David Lingmerth is a winner on the PGA Tour. The Swede defeated Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the Memorial on Sunday.
Doug Ferguson
Associated Press

Series: PGA Tour

Published: Sunday, June 07, 2015 | 6:51 p.m.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- David Lingmerth outlasted Justin Rose in a three-hole playoff at Muirfield Village and won his first PGA Tour event at the Memorial.

Lingmerth earned every bit of that handshake with tournament host Jack Nicklaus.

He holed a 10-foot putt to match pars with Rose on the 18th on the first extra hole. He got up-and-down from a bunker on the 18th to extend the playoff. And he finally won at No. 10 with a putt just inside 5 feet for another par.

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Lingmerth closed with a 3-under 69.

Rose overcame what looked like a shank from the bunker on the 18th in regulation for par and a 72 to force the playoff. He also made a 20-foot putt for par on the first playoff hole.

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